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  • Business Adaptation & Improvement Grant Scheme

    Business Adaptation and Improvement Grant Scheme

    Ards and North Down Borough Council has been awarded funding by the Department for Communities and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for the implementation of a Business Adaptation & Improvement Grant Scheme which is now open.

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    Cyber Health Check

    The Northern Ireland Cyber Security Centre is working in collaboration with the local councils across Northern Ireland to provide help and guidance that will enable businesses across Northern Ireland to be safer,  better protected and more resilient against cyber-attacks.

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    Rural Micro Business Growth Scheme

    Rural Affairs Minster Edwin Poots MLA has launched a £1.7 million stimulus fund to help rural and micro businesses expand, innovate and sustain rural communities.

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    Stay Local, Eat Local AND Shop Safe

    Ards and North Down Borough Council in collaboration with the town chambers of commerce for Bangor, Comber, Donaghadee, Holywood and Newtownards has launched their new Support Local campaign.

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    Register your Business for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

    The Eat Out to Help Out scheme was announced by the Government to encourage people to get back to eating out. You can now register your business to participate in this scheme.

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    Plan for Jobs

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, presented his ‘Plan for Jobs’ to Parliament on Wednesday 8 July 2020 to outline how the government will boost job creation in the UK. 

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    COVID-19 Connecting Businesses Directory has Launched

    To support our local businesses, we want to use the AND Business website to match resources with emerging issues. If your business can offer support, or needs support, please register.

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    Non-Essential Goods Retailers to Re-open

    The Economy Minister announced on 8 June that all non-essential goods retailers can re-open from 12 June 2020.

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    NI Business Rates Reduction

    The NI Executive's budget 2020-21 was published on 31 March 2020. It included several rates measures including a rates reduction for businesses.

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    Coronavirus Financial Support for Self-Employed

    On 26 March the UK Government announced financial support for individuals who are self-employed and have been negatively affected by COVID-19.